CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH $30 SAVINGS WITH WEEKDAY TICKET AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA OR SEAWORLD ORLANDO

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH $30 SAVINGS WITH WEEKDAY TICKET AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA OR SEAWORLD ORLANDO

5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – What's the best thing about kids being out of school for the summer? Celebrating at Busch Gardens® Tampa and SeaWorld® Orlando all week long! Both parks are launching an all-new “Select Your Day, Select Your Savings” ticket offer. This new pricing lets guests choose between a weekday visit or an “any day” visit, both offering great savings. Guests have the flexibility of being able to use their tickets up to one year from purchase, but what they might enjoy the most is the convenience – buy online, print tickets at home and go straight through the turnstiles.

Whether you want to visit the thrills of Cheetah Hunt® at Busch Gardens or the chills of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld, weekdays are the best time to explore both parks.

Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure, offering nearly 300 acres of fascinating attractions, like Florida’s first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt® and an all-new reimagined land Pantopia™. Opening soon, the centerpiece of Pantopia™ is Falcon’s Fury™, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower. The one-of-a-kind thrill ride stands at 335 feet and takes riders soaring face down at 60 mph.

And only an hour away at SeaWorld Orlando, guests can climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®, experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu® show One Ocean®, share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D 360 TurtleTrek® and feel what it’s like at the bottom of the world and get up close with more than 250 penguins at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™.

The Busch Gardens Weekday Ticket is a savings of up to $30 and can be purchased online for U.S. residents at buschgardenstampa.com or SeaWorldOrlando.com or by calling (888) 800-5447. This ticket is valid for one day’s admission to either Busch Gardens Tampa or SeaWorld Orlando, and must be used within one year of purchase.

Annual passes, which include unlimited admission throughout the year, free parking and no blackout dates, continue to be the best value for Florida residents and start at just $13 per month with EZpay. For those interested in visiting multiple parks, the two-park and three-park combination tickets feature length-of-stay benefits and allow unlimited entry to the parks for up to 14 days during their vacation. For complete details about ticket offers, visit buschgardenstampa.com.

Busch Gardens Tampa, Cheetah Hunt and more

Busch Gardens® Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows and thrilling rides. Dive like a bird of prey aboard the thrilling coaster SheiKra. Soar like an eagle, roar like a tiger, and discover shared family fun playing with your littlest ones at Sesame Street’s Safari of Fun. Take a seat at Busch Gardens’ biggest ice show ever, Iceploration, featuring world-class skaters, larger-than-life puppets, amazing costumes, original music and even animal stars. And experience a new breed of speed, with Florida’s first triple launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt. And new in 2014, Busch Gardens will transport guests to an all-new land, Pantopia™, which boasts elaborately-jeweled theming and features thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and beverage options, exciting entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more. The centerpiece of Pantopia™ is Falcon’s Fury™, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower. The one-of-a-kind ride stands at 335 feet and takes riders soaring straight down. Like its bird of prey namesake, at the ride’s highest point, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they’ll plunge 60 mph straight down.

SeaWorld 50th Celebration, Sea of Surprises and more

SeaWorld® Orlando’s 18-month long 50th Celebration features a Sea of Surprises™, including new interactive experiences, even more up-close animal encounters, giant sea life sculptures at the all-new SEA Garden and the SeaWorld “Surprise Squad” roaming the park on a daily basis randomly giving away prizes and special gifts. Oceans of spontaneous entertainment will flow throughout the pathways. “Bubble Blowout” is a fantastical vehicle creating bubbles of all sizes and shapes. Engaging performances with sea-inspired costumes and props will pop up at surprising moments to surprise guests throughout the day, like “Splash Dance.”

At SeaWorld Orlando’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, families are transported into an icy world like they’ve never seen before where they can explore the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride. Then, guests step off and explore a massive penguin colony of nearly 250 feathered friends – gentoo, rockhopper, Adélie and king penguins -- in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins’ icy world. It’s a must-see, one-of-a-kind experience only at SeaWorld Orlando.

To learn more about the new “Select Your Day, Select Your Savings” ticket offer, and to purchase, visit buschgardenstampa.com or SeaWorldOrlando.com

For more information, media may contact Busch Gardens Public Relations at 813-987-5090 or BGTPublic.Relations@buschgardens.com.

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